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Published on January 19, 2008

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Colonial Regions of North America:  Colonial Regions of North America By Melissa Morris New Spain:  New Spain Political Characteristics Old Spanish monarchy took over new land ecomienda conquistadors ruled Indians New Spain:  New Spain Social Characteristics Catholic missionaries converted Indians to Christianity Men greatly outnumbered women Europeans were only 1-2% of population Stratified by origin and race New Spain:  New Spain Economic Characteristics Biggest resource was Indian Labor Gold Mining lead to Silver Mining after 1540 Metals contributed to wealth of Spain Virginia and the Chesapeake Region:  Virginia and the Chesapeake Region Political Characteristics difficulties for Powhatan’s chiefdom King James revoked charter of the Virginia Company Virginia and the Chesapeake Region:  Virginia and the Chesapeake Region Social Characteristics Jamestown Initial difficulties for Settlers and Indians Struck by disease and starvation Indians weren’t attracted to Christianity Virginia and the Chesapeake Region:  Virginia and the Chesapeake Region Economic Characteristics produce goods that England previously imported wanted to provide a ready market for English woolens Tobacco grew expensive The English West Indies and Carolinas:  The English West Indies and Carolinas Political Characteristics Imprint of West Indies was strong John Colleton tries to give structure to colonies The English West Indies and Carolinas:  The English West Indies and Carolinas Social Characteristics Culturally closer to West Indies than to Chesapeake more settlers from other colonies than from England Slaves grew to 3/4 population The English West Indies and Carolinas:  The English West Indies and Carolinas Economic Characteristics Sugarcane initially made West Indian planters wealthy rice took off and flourished as a crop after 1960 slave labor exploded New England:  New England Political Characteristics Churches had no role in civil government ministers could not hold office Had general court of church-going men Land distribution big part of politics New England:  New England Social Characteristics Settled in small towns Strong religious and social conformity Puritanism was a huge influence Puritan Revolution New England:  New England Economic Characteristics high prices for imported goods, but rocky soil could not produce traded for Indian pelts Fish was #1 export The English Middle Colonies:  The English Middle Colonies Political Characteristics New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania West India Company tried to control colony in New York Quakers conflict with English government The English Middle Colonies:  The English Middle Colonies Social Characteristics Quaker experiment with William Penn greatest ethnic diversity than any other English colony Wanted peace with the Indians The English Middle Colonies:  The English Middle Colonies Economic Characteristics By 1700, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had a thriving trade with the export of flour and import of textiles Sources Index:  Sources Index The American Promise www.Google.com

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